Triposo – Your very own Travel guide !
Are you the curious traveller who wants to amass as much information as you can about a city? Now, there is an answer to that – Triposo!
This application just like many others of our generation is one which provides information about well, more information! It is an aggregator which uses a crawling functionality to scour websites like Google Maps, Wikipedia and Flickr. The coolest bit about the app is that you can download information about an entire country on your phone. It will then give you information about the place without an internet connection!
The application also prompts you and gives you recommendations on places to go. The technology built into it takes into account the weather, time of day and your present location. After noting all these it will suggest which places are the best to visit. For example: On a rainy day it would suggest a museum, but on a sunny day, a park where you could picnic. Triposo chooses destinations by using an algorithm whose main input is photographed. The more number of photographs, the more recent and which day determines the importance of the place.
With the already competitive tourism industry, Triposo is another application which has thrown its hat into the ring. The app has been developed by 2 ex-googlers and raised $3.5 Million in 2012. With Triposo being fully funded, it is a free offering. However, going forward, the developers will have to enact a revenue model. The strategies being talked about range from paid features to the app becoming paid to paying for certain cities in countries. Since Triposo crawls open websites and brings information to one interface, they face a language barrier problem. The application is only available in English at present, however, the developers are still trying to solve for that problem.